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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    C+
Central City is a town in Kentucky with a population of 5,841. Central City is in Muhlenberg County. Living in Central City offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Residents of Central City tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$69,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$521
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Central City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    17.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    51.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,165
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    2%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    47%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

Working in Central City

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,100
National
$55,322

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Central City Reviews

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Well I actually was born and raised here, but once I hit adulthood I left and ventured to other places. I been gone for almost 20 years and it is definitely true what they say--Home is where the Heart is. It is very quiet and peaceful and I love it here, some days I do miss the activity in the city, but it is wonderful here. Plus, it is a fairly decent place to raise children. My kids also love it here, they can go out in the yard because here we actually have one. The last place there really was no yard, it was all pretty much asphalt and concrete.
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I like the scenery of Central City because it has this 1950s-styled atmosphere. I also like certain events that it hosts every year. I would definitely change what is brought into the town and I would add more to this city.
I've grown up here for most of my life. It's a nice town, but I believe people should be more accepting of others.